Synonyms for soften

Synonyms for (verb) soften

Synonyms: soften

Definition: become soft or softer

Usage: The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: soften

Definition: make soft or softer

Usage: This liquid will soften your laundry

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: weaken, break, soften, damp, dampen

Definition: lessen in force or effect

Usage: soften a shock; break a fall

Similar words: deaden, blunt

Definition: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound


Synonyms: soften, mince, moderate

Definition: make less severe or harsh

Usage: He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: cushion, buffer, soften

Definition: protect from impact

Usage: cushion the blow

Similar words: modify

Definition: make less severe or harsh or extreme

Usage: please modify this letter to make it more polite; he modified his views on same-gender marriage


Synonyms: soften

Definition: make (images or sounds) soft or softer

Similar words: change intensity

Definition: increase or decrease in intensity